Apply for an industrial process permit

Find out what an industrial process is, who needs to apply for a permit, and how to do it.

Who needs a permit

You may need a permit if you run industrial processes, like refining gas or melting some metals.

We issue permits based on the government guidance. We’ll consult with relevant members of the public and other organisations, where necessary.

Find a list of industrial activities that need a permit on GOV.UK.

How to apply for an industrial process permit

Any permits we give must include conditions to minimise and prevent air pollution.

You must put the conditions of the permit in place. We may do an inspection to make sure you maintain the agreed conditions.

You need to pay a one-off application fee, and an annual fee. We decide the cost based on how the business performs. 

To apply for a permit, send an email to or phone 01273 294 266.

View the public register of permitted processes

The Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016 legally requires us to keep a public register of processes that we've issued pollution control environmental permits for.

View the public register of permitted and revoked installations.